Friday, July 14, 2017

Returning to My Garden of Sentiment

"In my garden there is a large place for sentiment." ~ Abram L. Urban

Imagine my surprise when I popped in to visit A Little Loveliness earlier this week and discovered the layout littered with advertisements. I had not heard about recent policy changes for an image-hosting site that was used in the course of redesigning my blog several years ago, so I was startled by the sudden demand for annual fees totaling several hundred dollars. Thankfully, my talented designer, Kassie Garlock of Designs by Kassie, was able to restore loveliness yesterday. A few elements have had to change as a result of the transfer, but I can't tell you how relieved I am to know that my online journal has been saved.

Although I am not able to post with the frequency I once did, this blog is still a quiet refuge -- a place for my heart to rest. I love to linger here and hope that you do, too! Many of my deepest thoughts, fondest memories, most prized family photos, and favorite recipes and creative ideas have been placed here for safekeeping. So today I am counting my blessings that I can return to this collection of thoughts and dreams.

The posy of peonies above -- a delightful surprise at my local grocery store -- seemed a fitting image to share in celebration of this new chapter for the blog. There is more loveliness just around the bend, with upcoming posts already planned with baby-shower ideas, a creative project, and a delicious salmon recipe. But first, a visit to a local tea room. Look for that review on Monday.

Have a lovely weekend! And if you want to settle in here to revisit some of the blissful moments we have shared over the years, feel free to join me.  

"My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams. The thoughts grow as freely as the flowers, and the dreams are as beautiful." ~ Abram L. Urban


Pat said...

Miss Melissa,

I stop by your beautiful blog often and have watched your adorable children as they have grown through the years. You have a beautiful family and you yourself create such beauty. I am not surprised you are editor for Victoria Magazine which is one of my very favorite magazines. I too have a blog called Sweet Southern Days, but it in no way compares to A Little Loveliness. Thank you.

Cindy said...

Oh, Melissa....I'm SO glad you were able to save everything on your blog. That would have been so sad to lose such a wonderful collection. I LOVE your blog and refer back to it often. I'm so excited for your upcoming posts....they all sound like such fun! :)

Melissa Lester said...

Hi Pat, thank you for your encouraging words! I feel very blessed to be a part of Victoria, as I too have loved it for many years. I will have to stop by your blog, as Sweet Southern Days sounds like my cup of tea!

Melissa Lester said...

Thanks so much, Cindy! It is a tremendous relief!

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